Exploring the Maldives
- Underwater Adventures
- Personal Boating Activities
- Exploring the Maldives
- Riding the Waves
Indulge in a scientific expedition beneath the Indian Ocean to unveil the ecological history which sustains the natural beauty of this exotic paradise island at Anantara Veli. Our Maldives eco holiday lets you discover the science behind beauty while diving with marine biologists.
Study the local flora and fauna of Dhigu and Veli, and go on a dolphin-watching private Dhoni excursion. Marine biologists will even accompany you on private snorkelling or diving trips.
Discover the wonders of the lagoon enriching your snorkelling together with our resident marine biologist. Capture the corals and the fish with one of our underwater digital cameras and make the moment memorable. Review the pictures together with the marine biologist and take your memories home.
|9:00 – 10:30 (per person)||USD 95|
You could also combine the Bio Photo Adventure with the snorkeling trip and explore the reef outside Anantara for only
USD 45 per person.
From July to September, seize the opportunity to snorkel with the majestic gentle giants of the ocean – manta rays. Watch them dance just beneath the surface of the Maldivian waters, putting on a show unlike any other on Earth. In just a couple of hours with these elegant creatures, you will have a story to tell for the rest of your life.
|Manta Snorkelling (2 hours by Dhoni)||USD 65|
Cruise around the lagoon in search of spinner dolphins, one of the ocean’s most treasured natural sights. In addition, the accompanying Marine Biologist gives a short lecture on the life of the dolphins and answers all of your questions about these fascinating animals.
|Dolphin Quest||USD 55|
Big-Game Fishing Expeditions
Have your own big fish adventure aboard one of our spectacular big-game fishing boats, either Island Lure or Fishermen’s Tales. On any given strike, catch a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours.
|Big-game expedition options:|
|Sunrise Big Game: 06:30 - 10:30|
|Half-Day Big Game: 15:00 - 19:00|
|Full-Day Big Game: 8 hours|
|Boat Charter (max. 4 persons):|
|Full Day||USD 1350|
Traditional Maldivian Sunset Fishing
Catch your supper the Maldivian way on a sunset fishing expedition. Our captains help you rig your fishing “rolls” as you get first-hand knowledge of this island nation’s unique culture. While the fish may be smaller than the ones caught during the daylight, the experience will be no less memorable – or tasty!
|Evenings 18:30 - 20:30 (per person)||USD 65|
|Private Sunset Fishing||USD 590|
Sunset sailing and dhoni cruising
Experience a spectacular Maldives sunset when you embark on one of our intimate sunset sailing cruises. A quiet cruise and a view of the western horizon is the perfect coda to a day filled with adventure and stories.
Sunset sailing 18:30 - 19:30 USD 60
Escape from the island for a short or full-day excursion by dhoni or speedboat. During these excursions to other local islands, you can experience an authentic Maldivian way of life. The trips include a guided tour of the island, time for souvenir shopping, and snorkelling at one of the nearby coral reefs. The full-day excursion also makes a stop at a desert island for a special picnic lunch.
Half-Day Local Island Discovery USD 85
Private Dhoni Excursions
Create your own private journey with our Riyaa Sailing Dhoni Excursions. On our charming sailing dhoni, you and that special companion can write your own story of romance and adventure, crafting the memories of a lifetime.
Possible dhoni options:
|Sunrise fishing||USD 400|
|Sunset cruise||USD 400|
Private hire (per hour)
Private Boat and Captain
Hiring your own boat and captain is the ultimate way to explore the stunning seas around Naladhu. Have total freedom to go wherever you wish, whenever you wish, and most importantly, with whom you wish. The Aquafanatics team is happy to help plan your perfect getaway by suggesting fun activities to do or interesting places to visit. Together with the chef, they will also arrange breakfast, lunch or just drinks on the stunning Indian Ocean.
|WET or WILD Swan Gulfcraft 150 HP||USD 200|
|Speedboat, max 4 persons|
|STRATO 240 HP parasailing boat||USD 250|
|(note: boat only, no parasailing)|
|max 6 persons|
|ISLAND LURE luxury fishing Dhoni||USD 250|
|FISHERMEN’S TALES luxury fishing Dhoni||USD 250|
|ZERO GRAVITY diving and excursion Dhoni||USD 250|
|NEUTRAL BUOYANCY||USD 250|
|diving and excursion Dhoni|